Do you know if Stevie is a self taught singer …

Do you know if Stevie is a self taught singer or if she took classes?

Hey anon, I don’t think she took classes when she was young:

“I’ve never done that in my whole life, ever,” Ms. Nicks said in a speaking voice much like her singing voice: at once coarse and tender, bitter and sweet. “I’ve never taken voice lessons. I did not know that you could be totally hoarse and have almost complete laryngitis and work with a really good vocal coach for an hour in the afternoon, so your voice has time to settle, and you can sing like a bird.” – New York Times, 1997.

Here’s a very detailed description of her vocal regimen.

But I guess we could say she’s learned a lot by practicing with her grandfather and all through her childhood:

My grandfather wanted to take me on the road when I was four, because we were always singing duets and stuff.” 

“When I was a child I was so enthralled with music. I can remember sitting in the backseat of our car with my mom and dad in the front and I would be singing and my parents would start talking. I remember one time I said ”I’m trying to sing and you guys are talking . I would really appreciate it if you would keep it down.”

Ok, I can do it. I think I can do it. Ok, I can do it. I have walked around with my brush singing ‘Take Another Piece Of My Heart’ with Janis Joplin around my house, so I can probably do this.”  – On being asked to join Fritz.